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NMSU Hotline — February 8, 2017

Safety Tips: Lights and Sirens


When you see lights and sirens out on the street it means New Mexico State University first responders are saving lives. The first thing to do is move to the right and get out of way of emergency vehicles. The New Mexico State University Fire Department responds to an average of three calls per day and needs your help to get to the scene as quickly as possible.

New Mexico state law is specific in that drivers must yield the right-of-way, move to the right-hand edge or curb of the roadway, clear of any intersection and should stop and remain in that position until the emergency vehicle has passed. The penalty for failing to yield to an emergency vehicle is $162.

As a motorist, if you hear a siren or see flashing red and blue lights, safely and immediately pull over to the right and come to a complete stop. You should remain there until all emergency vehicles have passed. And never follow closer than 500 feet from emergency vehicles that are responding to a call.

When approaching an emergency vehicle with flashing lights, you should reduce speed and approach cautiously, obey commands of police officers and other first responders and avoid passing too close to emergency vehicles or personnel who are tending to a call.

Help us respond to emergencies in a timely and safe manner by moving to the right.

Campus Announcements

Mathematical Sciences Colloquium set for today

Philip Maini, Oxford University, will talk about the mathematical aspects of "Modelling Collective Cell Movement" at 4 p.m. today in Science Hall, Room 107. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. in Science Hall, Room 234. For more information, please contact the Department of Mathematical Sciences at 575-646-3904.

Red to Green Money Management Workshop to be held today

Important Documents to Protect Your Assets will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. today in Domenici Hall, Room 006.

What is a will? What does a Power of Attorney do? What is a prenuptial agreement? We will answer all of these questions and more. You will learn on how to protect your assets and avoiding minimum stress for your loved ones with managing them.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. For more information, go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green/. Also, follow us on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook for weekly updates and financial tips.

If you can?t make this event, no need to worry. Schedule an appointment with a Peer Financial Wellness Coach by contacting us at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631. You can also go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/ to submit a request online.

AFSCME Union Meeting to be held Thursday

The Local 2393 NMSU chapter of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Union will hold its monthly meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the union hall, 138 S. Downtown Mall, Suite D, next to White?s Music Box. Entrance on Water St./parking lot side.

Junta de miembros, 9 de Febrero, 2017 de las 6 p.m. a las 7 p.m. en nuestra oficina del sindicato, 138 S. Downtown Mall habitación D justo enseguida del White?s Music Box, en Las Cruces.

Monthly Local 2393 NMSU AFSCME Union meetings are held every second Thursday of the month.

Women's basketball hosts CSU Bakersfield, Grand Canyon this week

The NM State women?s basketball team is on a nine-game winning streak and looks to take on CSU Bakersfield and Grand Canyon this week in Western Athletic Conference play. At 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, the Aggie women play host to CSU Bakersfield and Las Cruces High School Dance will perform at halftime. The Aggies will also honor senior guard Moriah Mack for scoring her 1,000 career point against Utah Valley on Jan. 28. At 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, the Aggies will host their Play 4 Kay game and encourage all fans to wear pink to the game. Additionally, NM State women?s basketball will celebrate National Women in Sports Day. Kids 12 and under get in free. For tickets, call 575-646-1420.

NMSU Biomedical Research Seminar Series set for Friday

Philip Maini, professor and director of the Wolfson Centre for Mathematical Biology, at the University of Oxford, will present a talk titled ?Modelling collective cell motion in biology? at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in Room 109 of Domenici Hall on the NMSU campus. Refreshments will be served starting at 3 p.m.

The lecture is part of a series of Friday afternoon seminars that are broadly focused on biomedical research and are open to the NMSU community and the public. The series will be held most Fridays during the semester and will feature nationally recognized scientists as well as a spotlight talk by NMSU faculty. The full schedule can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu.

Maini is a major figure in the field of math biology, and considered to be a top 5 applied mathematician in the world. He will discuss how they use mathematical models to help understand the mechanisms underpinning collective cell motion. A complete abstract of the talk can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu/sites/rescore/files/images/Maini_Feb.10.2017.pdf.

For more information, to request to meet with the speaker, or to recommend future speakers, contact Shelley Lusetti at slusetti@nmsu.edu.

Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar to be held Friday

Derek Barchenger, Ph.D. candidate, in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University, will present a Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar, ?Implementing a universal host differential as a basis for anticipatory breeding for Phytophthora capsici resistance in Capsicum? at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 200. Everyone is welcome. For more information about the broadcast link for this seminar, contact Colby Brungard at cbrung@nmsu.edu.

FSA-RMR Office Information Session to be held Feb. 16

The FSA Records Management and Retention office will conduct an information session from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Feb. 16 in the Senate Chamber Room 302 in Corbett Center. Learn about NMSU records, the new retention requirements and FSA-RMR Procedures. A Go-To Meeting for our out-of-town users, who are unable to attend our session at the Las Cruces campus, will be offered at the same time as our live session. If you need assistance for the Go-To Meeting please contact RMR at 575-646-8324.

For more information or to register visit http://rmr.nmsu.edu/training.

Proposal development, grant-writing workshop to be held Feb. 17

The Office of Research Development will offer the workshop ?Strategies for Developing Competitive Proposals? Feb. 17, both in the morning and in the afternoon. This 2.5-hour workshop covers fundamentals and best practices in proposal development and grant writing, irrespective of the discipline. In spite of its beginner orientation, the workshop will address valuable pointers and techniques for all but seasoned grant writers and will address:
-Analyzing an RFP?what do you look for?
-Planning your proposal development
-Contacting the Program Officer
-Creating reviewer-friendly text
-Understanding how reviewers read proposals
-And more

Please register for the workshop in GRID at https://grid.research.nmsu.edu/workshops_list.php. Please note, if you are not currently registered in GRID, you will need to do so before signing up for the workshop. Registration in GRID will enable you to receive funding opportunities??federal, state, and foundation??in areas of research interest that you have selected and also provide access to proposal resources, besides other valuable information.

The workshop will be held at Anderson Hall. Please bring a government-issued photo ID such as a driver?s license.

Contact Sudha Murthy, director of Research Development at smurthy@nmsu.edu or 575-646-9279.

Artist talk, opening reception with Doug DuBois to be held Feb. 23-24

Doug DuBois, a former faculty member of the Department of Art at New Mexico State University who currently teaches in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, will discuss his art practice in a presentation to public audiences at an artist talk from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Feb. 23 at the NMSU Art Gallery.

Presented by the Aperture Foundation and the Hermčs Foundation, this touring exhibition, "In Good Time: Photographs
by Doug DuBois," is the first mid-career survey of DuBois?s photographs from three different bodies of work "All the Days and Nights," "Avella" and "My Last Day at Seventeen." An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 24. The exhibition will run from Feb. 23 through April 15. Admission is free.

A Facebook event for the artist talk can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/events/1873710949581079/ and the Facebook event for the reception can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/events/182923025525328/.

For more information contact the University Art Gallery at artglry@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2545.

Correction for Blink-182 concert fees

Blink-182 and The Naked and Famous will perform live at the NMSU Pan American Center in Las Cruces at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25. Tickets are $36.50, $46.50 and $52.50 plus fees and will be available for purchase at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, at the Pan Am Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, 800-745-3000 and http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/98676/. There is an eight-ticket limit on all purchases.

Fans interested in getting a jump on the crowds, can take part in a venue presale available only at the Ticket Office and http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/98676/ from 10 a.m. today through 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, with the following Event Offer Code: ASNMSU. Please note that the Ticket Office is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/213970835735431/ or call 575-646-1420 for additional information.

Garth Brooks returns to Las Cruces for first time in 21 years

Witness the electrifying return of America?s most powerful concert force and No. 1 selling solo artist in U.S. history. The 2016 CMA Entertainer of the Year, Garth Brooks, brings his World Tour to the NMSU Pan American Center in Las Cruces at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 8. Trisha Yearwood will join Brooks on what will be the only New Mexico appearance for The Garth Brooks World Tour as the country legend marks his first Las Cruces visit in 21 years.

All tickets are $74.98, including fees, and go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, and will only be available at www.ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks or via Ticketmaster Express at 1-866-448-7849 or 1-800-745-3000. No sales will be available at the Pan Am Center Ticket Office or any other Ticketmaster outlets. No venue presales will be available for this event.

Visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/insidertips?ac_link=garthbrooks2014_artist_mod_insidertips now to learn how to ease the buying process and score the tickets you want before anyone else.

Please call 575-646-1420 for more information and subscribe to our Facebook event listings at https://www.facebook.com/PanAmCenter/events to receive more information as it becomes available.

You could win $100: help name the new café in Zuhl Library

A new café will open this semester in Zuhl Library, and we need your help naming it. The winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card, and the winning name will be used for the new café. Go to https://goo.gl/forms/q3YObWTJo3eNkY942 to enter and for more details.

Call John Rivers, Sodexo marketing coordinator at NMSU, at 575-646-1749 with any questions.